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Rural Emergency Hospital

To help mitigate their financial and operational challenges faced by many rural and community hospitals, the federal government established the rural emergency hospital (REH) designation in January 2023. This white paper explores the role of REHs, various trends impacting this model, implications of REHs, and key considerations involved in REH conversions.

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Hospital at Home

The American Hospital Association and other advocates are lobbying to make the Hospital at Home program introduced during the pandemic permanent based on data suggesting that home-based care results in better outcomes for patients. This white paper outlines the benefits of H@H for patients, family members and hospitals. It also covers requirements and considerations for community hospital leaders interested in implementing an H@H program.

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Blog

How Rural Hospitals Can Achieve Financial Resiliency

It’s a well-known fact that many small U.S. hospitals are increasingly under pressure. Their problems stem from a myriad of challenges: razor-thin margins, inflation, higher borrowing costs, declining insurance reimbursement...


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News Room

Community hospitals benefit by offering hospital-at-home services

Jim Kendrick, CEO of Community Hospital Corporation, shares helpful information about hospital at home services in this edition of the Modern Healthcare Executive Insight.

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Blog

From Stuck to Star-Struck — How a Struggling Hospital Gained Stable Ground and a 5-Star Overall Quality Rating

by Tom Sledge, North Texas Medical Center CEO

Five years ago, the discussion about North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, Texas, was primarily focused on the hospital’s financial struggles....


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Video

Jim Kendrick Featured on Modern Healthcare Checking in with Dan Peres

CHC CEO Jim Kendrick and Modern Healthcare CEO Dan Peres discuss the current environment for rural and community hospitals, the road ahead, and insights for success.


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Blog

How One Hospital Built a Public Health Innovation, Literally from the Ground Up

by Stephanie Guidry, BSN,MBA
CEO Bayou Bend Health System

What do obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer all have in common? For starters, they’re the most prevalent...


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Blog

Changes in Rural Healthcare Delivery — Is Resistance Futile?

Change is too often regarded as something that is happening to hospitals, compelled by forces beyond their control. With more challenges on the horizon, the time has come for hospital...


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Podcast

Healthcare Insider Podcast: Innovative healthcare delivery models for community hospitals

As community hospitals across the country face rising costs and labor shortages, now is the time to implement innovative delivery models for long-term sustainability.

Jim Kendrick, president and CEO...


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Case Study

Partnerships Accelerate Small Hospital’s Big Plans for the Future: Bayou Bend Health System, Franklin, LA

The Situation

Across the nation, many hospitals are floundering. By contrast, Bayou Bend Health System (BBHS) is flourishing, with robust finances including more than 120 days cash on hand....


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